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TitleHeroes / Alan Gratz. First edition. Ed
AuthorGratz, Alan, 1972- author.
CollectionJuvenile Fiction
Reserve Item


LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailableJF GRA 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781338736076 : $18.48
Dewey Decimal Classification Number [Fic] 23
Personal Name Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
Title Statement Heroes / Alan Gratz.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Scholastic Press, 2024.
Physical Description 219 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Citation/References Note Junior Library Guild
Summary, Etc. "December 6, 1941: Best friends Frank and Stanley have it good. Their dads are Navy pilots stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the boys get a front-row view of the huge battleships and the sparkling water. Yes, World War II is raging in Europe and in Asia, but the US isn't involved in the war, and the boys are free to dream about becoming comic book creators. They've even invented a superhero of their own, in the style of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and other stars of the Golden Age of Comics. Maybe they'll even get their comic published someday. December 7th, 1941: Everything explodes. That morning, Frank and Stanley are aboard the battleship the USS Utah when Japanese planes zoom overhead and begin dropping bombs on the ships below. Chaos ensues as everyone scrambles to dive for safety. Frank and Stanley realize what's happening: Japan is attacking America! The war has come to them. As the boys fight to make their way home amidst the carnage, it's clear that everything has changed. Stanley's mother is Japanese American and he is suddenly facing a terrible prejudice that he's never known before--he's now seen as the "enemy," and Frank, who's white, cannot begin to understand what Stanley will now face. Can their friendship--and their dreams--survive this watershed moment in history?"--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note Ages 11-14.
Target Audience Note Grades 6-9.
Awards Note A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Hawaii Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Friendship Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft
Location JF GRA 31662001757954

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